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Kellyanne Conway keeps accidentally revealing Trump’s fascist intentions — according to a historian

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Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are carrying out an authoritarian coup, according to an expert on fascist history — and Kellyanne Conway keeps dropping hints about their intentions.

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, warned in a CNN column that Trump and his chief strategist intended to remake American politics in their own image, and she cites some revealing comments by Conway, a senior counselor to the president, to back her claims.

The author of Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema argued that the president and his team were intentionally generating “confusion and chaos” with a quick succession of executive orders, especially a controversial ban on travelers from some predominantly Muslim nations.

Ben-Ghiat called these “shock events,” which she argued were intended to disorient and disrupt Americans and the political system to help Trump consolidate his power. Conway, the president’s campaign manager, applauded the chaotic implementation of the immigration ban, celebrated Trump’s orders as “breathtaking” and warned “get used to it. @POTUS is a man of action and impact … Shock to the system. And he’s just getting started.”

The historian described how Trump and his team appeared to be setting up a “government within the government” to further consolidate their power and sideline dissenters. This strategy requires the creation of a small group of loyal insiders — say, the Strategic Initiatives Group — that takes orders directly from the president’s inner circle and bypass existing chains of command. Conway described this setup when she said: “It’s really time for (Trump) to put in his own security and intelligence community.”

That tight inner circle must then purge anyone — the acting attorney general, for example, or the State Department’s entire senior staff — who questions their absolute authority over even the truth itself. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood,” Conway said, challenging unflattering reports about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd. “Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that.” Then even outside dissent must be silenced, as Conway warned. “Not one network person has been let go, not one silly political analyst and pundit who talked smack all day long about Donald Trump has been let go,” Conway said. “I’m too polite to mention their names, but they know who they are, and they are all wondering who will be the first to go. The election was three months ago. None of them have been let go.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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